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Protheses: the right thumb becomes the left arm
A research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, Associate Prof. Maki Sugimoto and Prof. Kouta Minamizawa from Keio University, and Prof. Masahiko Inami from The University of Tokyo has revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment.
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Insoles: AI-powered shoes unlock the secrets of your sole
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed an AI-powered, smart insole that instantly turns any shoe into a portable gait-analysis laboratory.
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Exercise advice for people with spinal cord injury
A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) lead a more active life. Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis is the director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management based at UBC Okanagan.
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Injectables for faster healing of bone fractures
One in three adults aged 60 and over suffering from a hip fracture dies within one year. Now, a Purdue University-affiliated startup is moving closer to the start of clinical trials for a novel injectable drug that is targeted to heal broken bones faster and strengthen weak bones.
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Prosthetics: improvments with eye-tracking data
Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses. A study funded by the SNSF gives specialists access to valuable new data.
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Neurology: movement study to help understand brain rehabilitation
The human brain's ability to recall a single movement is significantly affected by the characteristics of previous actions it was learned with, a new study has shown. Research led by the University of Plymouth explored how distinct prior actions affected a person's ability to perform certain simple movements, corresponding to, for example, reaching to catch a ball or drinking a cup of coffee.
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FEI Introduces the CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser
The CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser can be used anywhere at anytime to perform high-impact upper, lower and total body exercises. With one tool you can rehabilitate post injury, improve...
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